March 19, 2017, 1:05 pm
It’s Sunday again so it’s time for some DFS advice. Today I’ll be focusing on my tournament picks for the main slate and as always they will reflect FanDuel prices. This Sunday is devoid of any marquee match-ups but there are still some interesting games that should provide some nice value for us DFSers. Let’s get started.
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Goran Dragic: $7,800
One of the match-ups I will be focusing on is this Heat-Blazers game since it should be high-scoring and played at a decent pace. Dragic has had two fantastic games in a row scoring 40+ FDP in both. He should be in line for huge minute as always and has a nice matchup with the defensively susceptible backcourt of Lillard and McCollum.
Patty Mills: $4,500
Mills has been great while Parker and Murray have been out and on top of that he double-doubled last time against the Kings. While Tony Parker is back, I’m sure the Spurs will be watching his minutes tonight in a game where the Spurs are double-digit point favorites. Mills should also receive a nice bump in usage with Manu Ginobli sidelined.
*Note: consider Jordan Clarkson
Josh Richardson: $4,100
With Waiters out, Richardson saw 32 minutes last game and represents one of the biggest bargains on the board today. He has a pretty safe floor against a defensively weak Portland squad. I only need him to hit 20 FDP and he will have served his purpose.
Nick Young: $3,700
Another bargain at the two-guard position, Young just has to do what Richardson does: get to 20. I don’t think I’m too crazy to believe that both guys can get 25+ FDP, either. Deploy confidently in a high-scoring game.
LeBron James: $12,000
The King is back and should lead the charge in dismantling the young and disoriented Lakers squad. James typically rewards players for picking him right after being rested as he comes out looking like a new man. Deploying LeBron in all formats as your centerpiece is a very nice idea.
Paul George: $8,400
George has looked great recently, stringing together high scoring games one after another. This game with the Raptors may end up being the lowest scoring game of the day but with the lack of value at the SF position tonight I feel good about using PG-13 in an expensive duo with LeBron.
*Note: Consider Kawhi Leonard for tournaments only
Julius Randle: $6,700
Randle’s upside has always been there but recently it has been huge, exactly what you want for a mid-priced tournament player. The Cavs are not strong at guarding power forwards by any means and a player with as versatile a skill-set as Randle could be the one responsible for possibly keeping this game close.
James Johnson: $5,900
The third and final Heat player in my lineup. Miami is rolling right now and Johnson has been doing a little of everything all while getting consistent minutes. He should be able to hit value tonight and is one of the safest plays as the Heat look to secure a playoff berth.
Jusuf Nurkic: $6,300
My favorite play of this lineup and I’m sure many others will say the same (meaning high ownership). However, if he can put up the type of all-around production we’ve been seeing recently then he’s somewhat of a must-play. He can be utilized in all formats at his affordable price.
*Note: consider Ivica Zubac for great value